I’ve said this before: I wish we could get a ~4hr edit of all 3 of the hobbit movies with most of the excessive crud removed. I think it’d be an amazing movie.
While I do enjoy all these movies on some level – just for the action & fantasy – it was simply too much. Too much action, too many extreme situations, too many implausible situations, too many special effects, too unlikely of a romance… and on and on. I’d be curious to see these 3 movies edited into a single ~4 hour movie with all the fluff edited out. It might actually be pretty good.
As for these people who complain about the high frame rate as looking like cheap TV… They remind me of a 12-year-old who doesn’t like tomatoes because “they’re icky”. Basically, they have undeveloped senses of taste.
As for the movie? Well, sure it was probably longer than it needs to be, but it was just as long as I wanted it to be. I liked the back story, and didn’t find it distracting or unnecessary. The filming was beautiful, the effects stunning, the acting, good enough… This movie was pure candy.
It was entertaining, and that’s about all I was expecting from this movie. This is the kind of movie that could easily spawn countless sequels… just wait! I only hope they don’t go rapidly downhill in the quality department.
The only thing that sucks about this movie is that it’s over. I can’t look forward to another one, it’ll never be “new” for me again. Everything about this movie (and the other two) was glorious.
Not as mind-blowing as the first one simply because we’ve seen the first one. Still, it was pretty darn entertaining… I do wish they’d not added the elves in helm’s deep & the warg riders scene & had given more time to the Ents. But, even with those changes/omissions, I was slaphappily satisfied. 2hrs & 59minutes never passed so quickly.
Frankly amazing. Where was this movie when I was 13? Oh well, it was good at 31. I think this was the best of the trilogy… everything was fresh, and they didn’t have to rely on so much computerized battle scenes to fill time.